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Evan Grace chose Kimberly Diedrich's Pet Social Worker Tails of Hope for an NCAA Final Four Planning Committee grant. Submitted photo

With the NCAA Final Four coming to Phoenix this year, the Final Four Planning Committee reached out to state organization with the opportunity to...

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From left, Kathy Thach, Lana Rhode and Mia Chavez with RISE teacher Kasi Johnson.

Legacy Traditional Academy hosted its annual speech competition sponsored by Modern Woodmen Fraternal Financial on Wednesday. Two junior high students and a sixth grader...

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Team leader Tyra Williams struggled to score in the first half against Ironwood Ridge in a loss that ended the season. Photo by William Lange

Maricopa High School girls’ basketball season came to an end in the first round of the state playoffs Tuesday night. The eighth-seeded Rams fell on...

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"Team Tiago" with ASU President Michael Crow. Submitted photo

Students from Maricopa Wells Middle School blended learning classrooms attended a VIP dinner at the Arizona State University Sustainability Solutions Showcase at the Desert...

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Senior Darrell Handy-Johnson and the Maricopa Rams worked their way into the state tournament the hard way, by bumping off the 10th-ranked Deer Valley Skyhawks. File photo by Victor Moreno

The Maricopa High School boys basketball team defeated Deer Valley tonight, 65-61, in the 5A conference play-in. The upset victory of the No. 23 Rams...

MWMS students Kaden Rogers, Thomas Abel, Joseph Abel, Joshua Kulinowski, Rylee Tarcola, Emilee Thompson, Nico McKinley, Ashton Owen and Adam Houser created films for Copa Shorts Film Fest. Photo by Raquel Hendrickson

Language arts isn’t all about parsing sentences, and science isn’t all about the periodic table. For some Maricopa middle schoolers, language and science came...

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Evan Grace is the youngest recipient of Maricopa Chamber of Commerce's Volunteer of the Year award. Submitted photo

By Michelle Chance Humble, compassionate and generous. Most would agree that is not a fitting description for just any teenager. However, it is for Maricopa High...

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Halverson wins section title

Dakota Halverson (left) and Luis Alvarez celebrate their sectional performances with MHS head wrestling coach Coach Erick Fierro. Both seniors qualified for the state tournament. Submitted photo

Dakota Halverson, a senior at Maricopa High School, is Arizona’s Division II Section IV champion. Halverson won the top spot with his performance at the...

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MHS tuba players Katherine Espinoza and Chance Ackerson. Submitted photo

The Maricopa High School Band and Orchestra Programs had 11 students audition for the Arizona Music Educators’ Association Central Region Honor Band and Orchestra...

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Among Maricopa High School students earning top marks at CAFT were Carlos Venegas (center), who earned superiors in solo and group performance, Kjirsten Lemon (on floor), who also performed in solo and group competitions, Ivie Keene, Hannah Panter and Dylan Stradling (right), who recreated his role in The Philadelphia Story.

In their best competition yet, Maricopa High School Theatre Company had 16 students qualify for national competition with their performances in the Central Arizona...

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The Maricopa Rotary Club recognized outstanding students at the Wednesday MUSD Governing Board meeting. Pictured from left to right are Cipriano Childers – 8th Grade MWMS, Amelia Guzman – 8th Grade MWMS, Hannah Skousen – 8th Grade DWMS), Pamela Crabajales – MHS senior, Susanna Rivera – Cavit Senior, Robison Torres – Cavit senior, Ryan Nguyen – 8th Grade (not pictured).

The Maricopa Unified School District’s governing broad and the Maricopa Rotary Club honored several outstanding MUSD students at Wednesday’s meeting. The seven students hailing from...

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MUSD District Spelling Bee winners were Andrew Dinh, Emma Schrader and Cannon Jones.

The Maricopa Unified School District held its annual Spelling Bee at the District Administration Building on Tuesday. The well attended bee went a total of...